A national small business association recently gave its Best Research Paper Award to NJIT Professors Cesar Bandera and Ellen Thomas for their work on business incubation titled “Social Capital, Density, and Startup Survival.” Get all of the innovation news with this week’s Innovation NJ update.
Washington, DC – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading U.S. science and tech policy think tank, on Feb. 3 released the following statement from its president, Robert D. Atkinson, regarding President Donald J. Trump’s expected executive order on the H-1B visa: “As President Trump continues to weigh possible reforms to the H-1B visa system, we urge him to consider the vital role that high-skilled immigrants play in the U.S. economy…”
Glassboro – The Greater Philadelphia Region Life Sciences Report ranks Rowan University seventh among 19 colleges and universities in the region in R&D expenditures related to life sciences, third among the public institutions. Princeton University and Rutgers-Camden also were included on the list, which is published on page 30 of the report.
Chicago – Mark Peters reports on UChicagoNews that a new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields. The findings, published Jan. 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.
Hoboken – Stevens Institute of Technology is becoming a global thought leader in group theory, thanks in part to Professor Robert Gilman. Gilman teaches in the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. He’s also the director of the Algebraic Cryptography Center. Professor Gilman brought his expertise with him to the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California for a seminar in geometric group theory last semester.
Princeton – Princeton University has entered into an agreement with Benefunder to offer the opportunity for donors to support Princeton’s faculty engaged in leading-edge research and innovation programs through Benefunder’s philanthropic “marketplace.” Benefunder provides a targeted approach for donors who want to focus their support on research and innovation that addresses causes about which they feel most passionate.
Newark – In January, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) convened its annual conference in Philadelphia. It’s the country’s largest gathering of entrepreneurship educators and researchers (over 600 attendees). This year, the USASBE gave its Best Research Paper Award to Professors Cesar Bandera and Ellen Thomas from NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management for their work on business incubation titled “Social Capital, Density, and Startup Survival.”
Bethesda, MD – The National Institutes of Health plans to expand its Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, a genomics resource used by many scientists to study human health and disease. Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of NIH, the ENCODE Project is generating a catalog of all the genes and regulatory elements – the parts of the genome that control whether genes are active or not – in humans and select model organisms.
NJEN’s Recruiting, Compensating and Using Your Directors and Advisory Boards
When: February 15, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton
NJ Tech Council’s ‘Innovation Forecast 2017’ – Holmdel, NJ
When: February 23, 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Bell Works, Holmdel
New Jersey Rare Disease Day 2017
When: February 27, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: NJBIA, 10 W. Lafayette St., Trenton